Curriculum Guides Year 1



  • Match graphemes for all phonemes
  • Read accurately by blending sounds
  • Read words with very common suffixes
  • Read contractions & understand purpose
  • Read phonics books aloud
  • Link reading to own experiences
  • Join in with predictable phrases
  • Discuss significance of title & events
  • Make simple predictions


  • Name letters of the alphabet
  • Spell very common ‘exception’ words
  • Spell days of the week
  • Use very common prefixes & suffixes
  • Form lower case letters correctly
  • Form capital letters & digits
  • Compose sentences orally before writing
  • Read own writing to peers or teachers


  • Leave spaces between words
  • Begin to use basic punctuation: . ? !
  • Use capital letters for proper nouns.
  • Use common plural & verb suffixes

Speaking and Listening

  • Listen & respond appropriately
  • Ask relevant questions
  • Maintain attention & participate



  • Count to / across 100
  • Count in 1s, 2s, 5s and 10s
  • Identify ‘one more’ and ‘one less’
  • Read & write numbers to 20
  • Use language, e.g. ‘more than’, ‘most’
  • Use +, - and = symbols
  • Know number bonds to 20
  • Add and subtract one-digit and two-digit numbers to 20, including zero
  • Solve one-step problems, including simple arrays

Geometry and Measures

  • Use common vocabulary for comparison, e.g. heavier, taller, full, longest, quickest
  • Begin to measure length, capacity, weight
  • Recognise coins & notes
  • Use time & ordering vocabulary
  • Tell the time to hour/half-hour
  • Use language of days, weeks, months & years
  • Recognise & name common 2-d and 3-d shapes
  • Order & arrange objects
  • Describe position & movement, including half and quarter turns


  • Recognise & use 1⁄2 & 1⁄4



  • Identify basic plants
  • Identify basic plant parts (roots, leaves, flowers, etc.)
  • Identify & compare common animals
  • Identify & name basic body parts


  • Distinguish between objects & materials
  • Identify & name common materials
  • Describe simple properties of some materials
  • Compare & classify materials


  • Observe weather associated with changes of season



  • Relacionar los sonidos con su escritura.
  • Leer palabras reconociendo la sílaba como unidad.
  • Leer palabras sencillas de uso frecuente.
  • Asociar las ilustraciones con el contenido del texto.


  • Diferenciar las letras y las sílabas que componen las palabras.
  • Copiar textos sencillos, palabra a palabra, dejando espacios entre ellas.
  • Escribir palabras de ortografía básica.
  • Escribir frases sencillas tras haberlas formulado oralmente.

Conocimiento de la lengua

  • Distinguir vocales de consonantes.
  • Reconocer la utilidad del punto para separar oraciones.
  • Reconocer el uso básico de las mayúsculas.
  • Reconocer los signos de interrogación y exclamación.

Comunicación oral

  • Utilizar el lenguaje y la entonación adecuados para comunicarse.
  • Pronunciar las palabras correctamente.
  • Participar en conversaciones expresándose con claridad, escuchando con atención y respetando el turno de palabra.

  • Changes in living memory (linked to aspects of national life where appropriate)
  • Lives of significant historical figures, including comparison of those from different periods
  • Significant local people
  • Events of local importance
  • Significant Historical events e.g The Great Fire of London

  • Name & locate the four countries and capital cities of the United Kingdom using atlases & globes
  • Name & locate main cities in Spain using atlases & globes
  • Identify seasonal / daily weather patterns in the UK and Spain and the location of hot and cold areas of the world
  • Use basic geographical vocabulary to refer to local & familiar features
  • Use four compass directions & simple vocab

Art, Design and Technology
  • Use a range of materials
  • Use drawing, painting and sculpture
  • Develop techniques of colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space
  • Learn about range of artists, craftsmen and designers
  • Generate, model & communicate ideas
  • Use range of tools & materials to complete practical tasks
  • Evaluate own ideas

  • Understand use of algorithms
  • Write & test simple programs
  • Use logical reasoning to make predictions
  • Organise, store, retrieve & manipulate data
  • Communicate online safely and respectfully
  • Recognise uses of IT outside of school

  • Sing songs
  • Play tuned & untuned instruments musically
  • Listen & understand live and recorded music
  • Make and combine sounds musically

Physical Education
  • Master basic movement, e.g. running, jumping, throwing, catching, balance, agility and co-ordination
  • Participate in team games
  • Perform dances using simple movement